Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Dress Shopping + Shoe Shopping = Miserable Me

I am so NOT a shopper. I have a wedding to go to this Saturday and another in a few so I needed a dress and shoes; unless of course I wanted to wear my maternity dress from last summer. Shopping trips are like torture sessions for me. I hate buying things I will only wear a few times. I hate shopping because I don't like to spend money. Instead, I like to hoard my money like a little miser.

Last week I ended up trying Marshalls for a dress. I never shop there because I hate looking through racks of messed up clothing but I didn't feel like making the trip to the mall with Eliza. So I tried on 5 dresses and picked the one that made my breasts look the least like flat Kate Moss boobies. I have lost weight and unfortunately I am a bit waif like. I was going for a green dress but I ended up with Turquoise and that made me happy. Overall, the shopping experience was not too bad.

Tonight I went to look for shoes. My dad was watching the babe so I was kinda in a hurry because I didn't want to put him out. I would have taken her with me- but it was a torrential downpour outside. So anyhoo, I think I looked at every shoe in DSW and didn't really like any of them. When I did find a shoe I liked, they of course did not have it in a size 6. At one point I was trudging around with my Converse sneakers half on and half off. I know I looked totally lost. Finally, I grabbed a pair of Silver kitten heeled Steve Maddens in size 6 and headed for the register. I needed to end my shopping misery with some sort of purchase.Unfortunately, my dress is at home and I am at my mom's-so I can't try on the ensemble until Friday.

When I got home I called the Nail place to make a mani/pedi appointment. I still have a gift certificate leftover from my birthday in January. I haven't been able to get the nerve to go after seeing a report on Rachael Ray about how I am going to catch all types of gross things from the salon. However, I don't need to be snaggle toes at the wedding so I broke down and made an appointment for Sat. at 11:30. I will be all fresh and pretty after my swim lesson with Eliza!

It isn't that I don't like dressing up. I DO! I just hate all the money and prep. If it were up to me I would be bare foot, wearing hand me down clothing, with dreadlocks in my hair. One can only dream!

In other news...
Poor Eliza bug has a terrible cough and can't sleep. I can already tell it will be a LOOOOONG night.

9 comments:

Dana said...

hope you guys have an OK night!!

I hate shopping and spending money on things i only wear once too.. Doesn't it suck?

Andrea said...

I am with you on the shopping thing...I really hate shopping as well!! I hope you do have a good night though...hopefully Eliza can sleep.

lamamanaturale said...

I'm not a shopper either! Weddings can be such a drag and at the same time totally uplifting! I have a tip when you go to the nail salon- take your own tools with- you can buy manicure sets at Tarjay or Wally World this way you know they're clean! I've always taken my own tools and never incurred a problem. Good luck with Eliza! BTW, my birthday is in January too! 27th= Aquarius Come check out the giveaway I'm hosting... http://recycleyourday.com/?p=46

Amber said...

OMG...I thought I was the only money hoarder!! Must be a woman thing because DH has no problems spending unfortunately!!!

Pam said...

I'm sorry E isn't feeling well. My kids are sick again, too. when do the germs end????

Lori said...

sorry to hear the Eliza isn't feeling well again... poor baby can't catch a break!

I am so with you on the shopping thing... I hate to shop especially for dresses

Tipp said...

Hugs and kisses Eliza, feel better!!!

Momma On The Go said...

In the same boat. I have do break down and buy a "tent" for a sweet 16 that I am not at all thrilled about going to. Since when do these things rival weddigns?

Falon said...

Happy for your nice shopping experience. It's not too bad if done through online stores. Recently I have enjoyed my shopping through Akademiks.